Negative thoughts will get you

Negative thoughts can sabotage ones success if we let them. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that we can do something to prevent those negative, doubtful thoughts from shaking our confidence and bringing us down. In fact, we can transform them into positive empowering thoughts that will increase our likelihood of success. It just takes awareness and practice.

By means of personal experimentation and observation, we can discover certain simple and universal truths. The mind moves the body, and the body follows the mind. Logically then, negative thought patterns harm not only the mind but also the body. What we actually do builds up to affect the subconscious mind and in turn affects the conscious mind and all reactions.

Practice listening to the little voices in your head. The little voices that say things like, “I can’t do this,” “I’m not ready,” “What if I mess up?” When you catch yourself entertaining these thoughts, stop and realize that you don’t have to accept them or hang on to them. Then, reframe the negative thought. Replace it with a positive and empowering thought. For example replace the negative thoughts with the following: “I am competent and capable,” “I am so ready for this,” or “I can handle whatever comes my way!”

The inability to get something out of your head is a signal that shouts, “Don’t forget to deal with this!” As long as you experience fear or pain with a memory or flashback, there is a lie attached that needs to be confronted. In each healing step, there is a truth to be gathered and a lie to discard.

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Saturday 7 April 2012

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